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Begonia Pink is a plant belonging to the family of Begoniaceae. They are a genus of flowering plants with only sepals and no petals.
Begonia pink is named after Michel Begon, the French botanist who discovered the plant in the island of Santo Domingo and introduced it in Europe. These plants are native to the tropical and subtropical climates. They are grown as indoor ornamental houseplants in comparatively cooler climates. For flowering, they are cultivated in the summertime. The specialty of this plants is they have only sepals.
These plants are about 6 inches to 3 feet tall with a width of 6-12 inches. They bloom in orange, pink, white and yellow color. These plants are terrestrial herbs or under shrubs
Begonia plants are easy to care for.
As begonia plants require optimal water, the watering requirements of the plant depend upon the weather. Trial and error is often the best way to figure out the plants watering needs.
Pinch off dead flowers spike to help the plant bloom better and brighter in the coming weeks.
Fertilize the plant every week or twice a week, depending on the growth of the plant. These plants need a balanced fertilizer having 10% amount of macronutrients, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.
Begonia plants need optimal water, like any other plant.
It's best to allow the soil to become dry between each watering which will depend on the time of year, how much humidity and amount of sunlight it's getting. Overwatering leads to root rot.
Begonia plants require a good draining soil mix, in a loam soil with fast drainage.
Avoid thick water logging soil, they lead to rotting of the roots, and fungal infections like leaf
Begonia plants need bright light with some direct sunlight. A sunny windowsill will be an ideal
position for these plants. They will not flower without sunlight and inadequate light will cause developing spindly growth.
Begonia plants flower in spring, fall and summer. They flower mostly in 12-20 weeks after
Use soluble fertilizer mixed with water to fertilize the plants. If you over-fertilize, you'll notice signs of weak growth and the plant will not produce flowers.